Did you know you can use household items to treat acne? All of these items are inexpensive, easily available and require little or no preparation beforehand. To keep your complexion looking clean and fresh, take a look at these top tips you can try all from the comfort of your own home.

1) Lemon juice

Lemon juice not only kills bacteria, but it is a natural bleach. Not only is lemon juice ideal for keeping your skin free of bacteria, but it can also help to treat any marks left from past breakouts. Use with caution or you can have discolouration on your face and skin.

2) Ginger

Ginger is a great household item to put on top of a pimple! Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it makes sense to rub it against an inflamed pimple. Shred some ginger – the amount will depend on how many affected areas you have – and place the ginger pieces on top of your pimples. Most importantly, make sure that the juices from the ginger are not wasted and are also applied to the areas that need treatment.

3) Salt

Mix salt with a small amount of water, then apply the salt solution directly on top of your pimple. Be careful not to use it over large amounts of skin or on places where it is not necessary – the salt will dry up your skin, causing an overproduction of oil, which will then create blocked pores and more pimples.

4) Ice

Ice will help to reduce redness and swelling for a short period of time. Be careful not to apply ice for too long or you could end up with freezer burn! Ouchie!

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